Feyenoord are in Russia on Thursday to face CSKA Moscow in the Europa League. Kick-off is at 5.55pm.

Feyenoord got their Europa League campaign back on track when they defeated CSKA Moscow 3-1 two weeks ago, but it leaves them on four points from their opening two games.

Feyenoord currently sits third in the group, level on points with Wolfsberger and one behind Dinamo Zagreb. On Thursday, Feyenoord could take a big step towards the group stages when they take on CSKA Moscow in Russia.

Feyenoord head into the game on the back of a 3-1 win over Fortuna Sittard which lifted them to third in the Eredivisie.

CSKA Moscow, who are yet to win a game in the Europa League, were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to FC Sochi. They still sit top of the Russian Premier League, though, one point ahead of Zenit st Petersburg.

Team News

Feyenoord go into the game without Ridgeciano Haps, Justin Bijlow, Leroy Fer and Róbert Bozeník, who are all injured.

Nicolai Jorgensen can lead the line, though, after coming back from injury.

Possible Feyenoord line-up: Marsman, Nieuwkoop, Geertruida, Senesi, Spajic, Kokcu, Teixeira, Toornstra, Berghuis, Linssen, Jorgensen

CSKA Moscow are set to be without star midfielder Alan Dzagoev, who is in quarantine. Konstantin Kuchaev, Vadim Karpov, and Viktor Vasin. Former Heerenveen star Chidera Ejuke could feature

Possible CSKA Moscow line-up: Akinfeev, Zaynutdinov, Schennikov, Diveev, Magnusson, Oblyakov, Maradishvili, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Tiknizyan, Chalov

Odds

CSKA Moscow 1/1 Draw 5/2 Feyenoord 11/4

Can Feyenoord get the win in Russia?

Feyenoord’s group is so tight that any of the team still have a big chance of progressing to the next round.

The home loss to Wolfsberger has dented Feyenoord, but they head to Moscow definitely in with a shot of getting a good result.

CSKA Moscow may be top of the Russian league, but they are struggling in Europe and will be without some key players for the game against Feyenoord.

Dick Advocaat’s side deservedly defeated CSKA Moscow two weeks ago and can do it again. Although, a draw in Russia would also be a great result to bring back ahead of the games against Dinamo Zagreb and Wolfsberger.




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